Academics

Middle School

PSA creates a personalized approach to gifted and talented learning. Students operate, at minimum, one grade level ahead of the State Core Standards. This accelerated pace benefits the gifted child who self-advocates, critically thinks, problem solves, and effectively communicates. Middle school students will be challenged and engage in learning that will require them to think outside of the box. Your child can expect to be enrolled in courses that many students would not take until high school. Therefore, it is imperative that the aforementioned skills are well developed prior to joining PSA. You can expect courses such as Geometry, English 1 Honors, Algebra 1, etc. to be taken. Your child's designated course track will be analyzed and developed by our counseling team. 

The PSA Difference

How we are different
Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) will provide a differentiated program designed to meet the educational needs of intellectually gifted learners, address their distinctive social and emotional needs, promote individual character development and instill a life-long love of learning. Our students will engage with leading innovative organizations in higher education, business, and science, to empower them to make original and impactful contributions toward the elevation of South Carolina in the areas of education, commerce, arts, and science.